Schatton Modellbau
28cm K5(E) 'Leopold' Ammunition
for Dragon or Trumpeter K5 Kits
Review by Terry Ashley

Following on from their excellent K5 barrel Schatton Modellbau have also released a set of ammunition for either the Dragon or Trumpeter K5 kit.

The set consists of just four finely machined brass pieces with two Gr 42 rounds and two empty shell cases, the separate rounds and cases are designed to fit together like the real items and due to the precise tolerances they fit together snuggly without the use of any glue.

The details such as the driving band and shell contours match the available information and the shell cases are hollowed out completely and look perfect if included separately or fitted with the Gr 42 round in a diorama setting or just on the model.

Note; The scanning process causes some distortion in the images of the brass
parts but they in fact perfectly smooth and blemish free.


Below is a quick comparison of the Gr 42 rounds from Schatton Modellbau, Verlinden (from set #2031) and the Dragon or Trumpeter K5 kits that show the Schatton Modellbau and Trumpeter rounds to be the most accurate although the shell cases in the Trumpeter kit have very thick walls and don't fit the rounds without considerable modification. The Verlinden rounds are overscale and lack details as well as not fitting the shell cases without modification while the Dragon kit has the round only but this is also oversized and lacks details.
Without a doubt the Schatton Modellbau are the most accurate and easy to assemble Gr 42 rounds and will certainly add a touch of finese to your K5 model or diorama and for Gr 35 rounds you can't go past the Nuts'n'Bits rounds.


On the WWW Schatton Modellbau sets are available direct from the Schatton Modellbau website for the details of the full range available.

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